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Chemical brothers: Monsanto & BASF knew for years their products destroy US farms, documents reveal

Added 03-31-20 11:37:03am EST - “Chemical brothers: Monsanto & BASF knew for years their products destroy US farms, documents reveal” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “Chemical brothers: Monsanto & BASF knew for years their products destroy US farms, documents reveal”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

According to internal documents seen by the Guardian, the firms disregarded the risks even while they planned on how to profit off farmers who would buy Monsanto's new seeds just to avoid damage.

The documents (some of them date back more than a decade) have been uncovered during a recent successful $265 million lawsuit brought against both firms by a Missouri farmer.

They also revealed how Monsanto opposed some third-party product testing, in order to curtail the generation of data that might have worried regulators.

In some of the internal BASF emails, employees were joking about sharing "voodoo science" and hoping to stay "out of jail."

Records showed that at private meetings dating back to 2009, agricultural experts warned that the plan to develop a dicamba-tolerant system could have catastrophic consequences.

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